19 October 2006


I was at a customer's showroom when he gave me this bottle of reddish liquid.
"Moonshine." He whispered and my eyes lit up immediately.

We were talking about me traveling to the US and I told him that I have this "When In Rome" mindset when I travel. It opens your mind and it is always exciting to be able to learn and/or experience something new.

You won't find me to be the type to be looking for Ch1nese restaurants when overseas. I mean, come on! Where else can you get the most authentic Ch1nese food than Ch1na itself? So why bother about Ch1nese food when in the US? Come on! Give me the taste of American. Give me Country Fried Steak, Babyback Ribs and Beer Battered Catfish!

Anyway, six months ago, we were on the topic on food and drinks when I mentioned about the infamous Moonshine. Moonshine is a home-distilled spirit made from corn and sugar. It is illegal but it is hard for the authorities to enforce the ban. Six months later, I have 2 bottles of moonshine in my hands. Yum seng!

Don't see the bottle no up. The liquid inside is 80% alcohol! Original recipe moonshine is supposed to be colourless but these days, it is trendy to flavour it with fruits. If you look closely, you can see raspberries in the bottle.

To learn more about moonshine, click here.

I took a swig of it and man, it was pretty rough (cannot beat Martell Cordon Bleu lah!). However, it was very tasty and the follow-thru was pretty good that it kind of made up for the rough entry. Perhaps it was the effect of the alcohol but each subsequent swig seemed to get easier and easier to down.

My customer then joked that I should move on to learn about NASCAR so that I may become the Yellowest Redneck ever. LOL.

So with that, I can cross drinking Moonshine from the list of things I want to learn/appreciate/experience in my lifetime.

Absinthe is next on the list.
- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 8:20 am
bring one back for me.... !!!
nah. joking. i'm not interested in alchohols, u know it. wahahah ;)
but moonshine sounds... good ^_~

2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 9:16 am ::
Spinnee: Even if you want it also too late. I finish liao. In fact, I am eating the raspberry while typing this.

3. yanZzz left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 9:51 am
i still dun get it.. why its illegal ..and seriously i really see it no up .. it looks so much like grape juice to me .. wonder ~ when then i can giv it a try .. yeh!! drinking drinking drinking ...

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 7:38 pm :: 
Yanzzz: Perhaps if you would click the link to learn more about the history of moonshine to appreciate it more. It is not about the alcohol content but a part of the essence of the american culture that is the significant deal.

I learned something new when I took the first sip.

5. spinnee left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 8:57 am

6. Jaslyn left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 11:12 am ::
I still dont understand why is it illegal. But even the name sounds nice... I wanna try!!!

7. serendipity left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 6:12 pm ::
looks like Ribena. hahahaha

8. yanZzz left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 12:25 am
yayaya get one for me tWO ...

9. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 2:21 am :: 
Spinnee: Pretty big talk for a girl who can't really drink...

Jaslyn: Alcohol is a controlled substance and the production of it without a permit is hence illegal. A law enforced in many countries.

Serendipity: I really hope that for your sake, you, me and moonshine do not show up at the same place and the same time.....

10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 2:23 am :: 
Yanzzz: Sorry. Finish liao... *hic*

11. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 9:06 am
Wao lao.. if i drink it, i think i will die... i am such a poor drinker.. Dont drink much hor, must watch your health.. not young liao :p

12. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 10:44 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Eh? Last time I saw you, you quite the drinker what.... no meh?

13. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 11:59 am
Hello, we only meet 2 times... one time, i was drinking water, another time, teh.. WHERE got alcohol.. i very guai one hor..

14. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 11:10 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: You can't drink? Cannot be lah....

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